Hamfest Update

The Midland Amateur Radio Club is hosting a tailgate swap meet on June 12, 2021. MARC is also raffling off an Icom IC-705 transceiver. For more information please visit https://www.w5qgg.org.

The 66th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest has been postponed until 2022 due to the uncertainty of the availability of our hamfest venue. The 2022 is scheduled for March 19, 2022.

May 16, 2020 – The 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest prizes were drawn. Please visit the prize page for all the winners and a video of the drawing.

April 30, 2020 – The 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest scheduled for March 21 was postponed due to the coronavirus. It has now been decided to cancel the hamfest for this year.

It is planned to have a drawing on May 16 for all the prizes planned to be given away at the hamfest. Those prizes are shown at <https://hamfest.w5qgg.org/prizes-2/>. In addition the hourly prizes will also be drawn. All prizes will be shipped to the winners.

If you rented a table for the hamfest you will automatically receive a refund for the table rental amount paid.

If you prefer NOT to be included in the drawing for the prizes you may request a refund of your pre-registration ticket(s) and any extra chance tickets purchased by sending an email to marc.w5qgg@gmail.com.  Please include the name and callsign used when purchasing. All refund requests must be received by May 9.

The 2021 St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest is tentatively scheduled for March 20, 2021. We hope to see everyone next year!

March 21, 2020 – Congratulations to Michael Van Norman, K6VN, for winning the Elecraft K4 raffle! Visit the raffle page for a video of the drawing.

March 19, 2020 – Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order to avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people effective 11:59 pm on March 20.

March 18, 2020 – The city of Midland has issued a Disaster Declaration prohibiting all gatherings of 50 persons or more, anywhere in the City of Midland, effective immediately. The Disaster Declaration will be in effect for seven days, with the potential for extension.

March 14, 2020 РDue to the COVID-19 coronavirus scare and the unpredictability of venue management and public officials, we are postponing the St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest and West Texas Section Convention scheduled for March 21, 2020. We are exploring the options to host the event this summer in either June or July. The new date will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.

All pre-registration, registration and extra chance tickets for door prizes will be honored during the rescheduled event as well as table reservations for the swap meet.

The Elecraft K4 raffle drawing will still be held March 21.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

For more information please contact David Overton, KF5WDJ, at kf5wdj@kf5wdj.com or marc.w5qgg@gmail.com.